Once a month, on the first, second, or third Thursday during the school year, have lunch with a girl from grades 2-5 at Helman Elementary School. By providing undivided attention to this young person for a half hour each month, you will make an important impact on her. We have seen growth in self-confidence and a broadening of future dreams in girls who have participated.
Girls in grades 2-5 who elect to participate can have Lunch Buddy, a woman who has lunch with the girl once a month on the first, second, or third Thursday. Mentors are Soroptimists, AAUW members, or from the community at large, with an interest in supporting the development of young girls. Girls who participate exhibit increased confidence and delight in the developing relationship with someone who gives her undivided attention for this brief time each month.
Girls in Grades 4-5 can participate in an after-school program with three elements:
Fall Program: exploring a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) project.
Winter Program: explores careers through field trips to see women in exciting and interesting non-traditional jobs. .
Spring Program: environmental stewardship and ecology.